Occupational Therapist

Main area
Occupational Therapy
Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Bodmin Hospital
£28,407 - £34,581 Per Annum
Salary period
15/10/2023 23:59

Job overview

An exciting opportunity to join the dynamic in-patient therapy team at Bodmin Hospital.  

Bodmin Community Hospital are looking for a registered Occupational Therapist to join the inpatient Therapy team on a permanent contract.

The OT service at Bodmin Community Hospital  covers the CATU (clinical assessment  and treatment unit) which is a fast paced assessment unit with direct admissions from the community and ED.

We also cover Anchor Ward which is a rehab unit treating patients with a wide variety of conditions,

The team consists Band 7, 6 and 5 Occupational Therapists and  Occupational Support Workers.  We  work closely with the whole MDT.   We are a small, friendly team committed to providing an excellent service to our patients and their families.

Interviews will be held on 24th October 

Main duties of the job

This is a Band 5 Occupational Therapy post in the Bodmin in-patient therapy team. The post holder will be required to work in the Inpatient Team providing rehabilitation to adults with physical health problems.

Job Purpose
To provide a high standard occupational therapy service.
To provide assessment and treatment/management of patients, some of whom may have acute, complex and/or chronic presentations, carried out as an autonomous practitioner.
Supervise and delegate to occupational therapy support workers.

Key Dimensions
Working as part of the MID Integrated Therapy Team, to ensure a high standard of intervention and effective and efficient service to patients.
To practise as a lone worker under the supervision of a senior Occupational Therapist.
Seven-day working could become an operational requirement of this post in the future.

Working for our organisation

We’re an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people’s physical and mental health.  We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases.  Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Just over 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon.  As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see ‘supporting documents’.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC registered
  • Professional Qualifications taken in English Language or appropriate qualification from the International Language Testing System (IELTS)


Essential criteria
  • Experience of working within a multidisciplinary team
  • Evidence of an understanding of professional roles within the multidisciplinary team
  • Evidence of working in NHS setting

At Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust we are proud to prioritise the development of our people. To support this, the following opportunities are available:

  • Career conversations and individual development plans for succession planning and talent management
  • Protected CPD time for registered staff
  • Access to a dedicated central development fund supporting CPD for all staff
  • Leadership and Management development programmes
  • Coaching and mentoring opportunities
  • A full clinical induction programme for operational skills
  • Access to a care certificate programme for our band 1-4 clinical staff
  • A bespoke and robust preceptorship programme to support newly qualified staff
  • Individual professional development programmes

Being part of a successful NHS Foundation Trust brings a portfolio of rewards and benefits for our staff. These include:

  • Suite of health and wellbeing initiatives to support our colleagues physical and mental health
  • Free access to individual HARP portfolios to support revalidation for nursing staff
  • Free DBS checks where required
  • Discounts available from retailers, UK hotels and main attractions
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • The Trust reimburses all application costs for staff eligible to apply for EU settlement status.

The Trust reserves the right to close this advert once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

If you are successful at the shortlisting stage of the recruitment process you will be contacted via TRAC.jobs email regarding interview details.

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust welcomes and values individuals with lived experience of mental or physical ill health joining our workforce. We aspire to have a culture that develops, promotes and supports lived experience roles - throughout the organisation.

If you are successful, you agree to Occupational Health accessing your health records from your current or previous employer to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. Appointments are subject to full three year satisfactory references therefore please ensure you include correct contact details for your nominated referees including email addresses.

Any general recruitment queries, please contact our recruitment team on 01208 834644

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Further details / informal visits contact

Judith Fisher
Job title
Occupational Therapist Team Lead
Email address
Telephone number
01208 251387
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